So I was laying in bed with Jake a few weeks ago, and I was startled awake by a warm wet spot. My first reaction was to jump up, which made my heart race, and I was like “OMG! THERE’S A DOG PEEING IN MY BED!! MY DOG! What The #!@!” I tried to stay calm. I didn’t yell at him. I knew something had to be wrong with him. Jake has never done anything remotely like this. I wasn’t really sure what to do.
When I jumped up out of bed, it startled him, and he woke up too! There he was just looking at me, like “what’s wrong with you human?” I cleaned up the mess, changed the bed, bathed Jake and called the vet. She made us an appointment, but couldn’t get him in for several days. Well, I’m not the kinda gal who can just sit around and wait when it comes to my furr-babies! So I set off to do some research.
While doing my research, I noticed Jake constantly licking his private parts and when I took him out to pee, he stopped midstream and yelped as if something scared him! After doing some thorough research, I decided to try D-Mannose. We had tried Apple cider tablets with our cat a few years back, and they worked okay, but poor Jake was very uncomfortable, and from everything I learned about the D-Mannose, it felt like our best bet.
Update - 2018.12.03For those of you in a hurry and don’t want to read all of my research and results here is what worked for us D-Mannose (SEE IT HERE)
The following is what I found during that search. I thought I’d write it all down while it is fresh in my mind, hoping it may save someone else the trouble of researching it all.
Reasons for a dog peeing in your bed (or his):
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Serious medical condition
- Marking territory
- Isn’t being let out to go potty frequently enough
- Arthritis pain
- Spinal cord disease
- Neuter or spay
- Something new in the house
Of course, it goes without saying… but I’m going to say it anyway: If your dog’s peeing in your bed (or his bed) there’s is something wrong, and you should make an appointment with your local vet to determine the exact cause of the problem!
Dog Bladder or Urinary Tract Infection
What Is A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?
A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) — commonly known as a bladder infection — is caused by bacteria that attach to the inside lining tissue of the urinary system or tract.
The urinary tract includes:
- Kidneys – which form the urine from the liquid waste in the blood
- Ureters – tubes that carry it from the kidneys to the bladder
- Bladder – which stores it
- Urethra – where it exits the body
The urinary system reacts to an infection similarly to how our respiratory system reacts to a cold. The tissues in the tract become inflamed, irritated, and swollen causing pain and partial obstruction to urine flow, similar to how our bodies react during a lung infection or sinus infection.
The key to treating a UTI is the removal of the bacteria from the urinary tract!
What are the symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection?
- Wanting to go out to pee a lot
- Housetrained but all of a sudden begin peeing in the house.
- Blood in the urine
- Wanting to go out to pee, but only dribbles a little urine at a time.
- Whimpering or crying while urinating
- Straining to urinate
- Frequently licking the genital area
If these symptoms are accompanied by a fever, the kidneys may be infected.
How To Treat Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
You’ll want to be absolutely sure that it is a urinary tract infection that is causing your dog to pee in your bed. You should take your dog to the vet to confirm the UTI. Your veterinarian may prescribe some dog UTI antibiotics or dog UTI medicine. The only exception to this rule would be if your dog is prone to UTI’s and you and your vet have a home plan already worked out.
A urinary tract infection is painful! A urinary tract infection will cause inflammation, which in turn puts pressure on your dog’s bladder and he may not even know that he is peeing. You need a safe, fast, effective, and reliable treatment that is 100% guaranteed to treat the infection.
A. Treat UTI Using Antibiotics
Typically prescribed by your veterinarian, you need to be aware of some concerns when taking antibiotics. These include: In addition to killing the UTI bacteria, they also kill off friendly bacteria, possibly causing unwanted side-effects such as; diarrhea, constipation, nausea and yeast infections. With repeated use of antibiotics, your dog’s body can develop a resistance, potentially making the bacteria immune to the antibiotics. Read on for treatment options!
B. Treat UTI Using Cranberry Juice or Extract
A natural UTI solution, cranberry juice or extract, has been used for many years to prevent UTI and treat UTI. While it does help, recent clinical studies have shown another – all natural – substance to be much more effective in treating UTI. The more effective UTI treatment is D-Mannose (read more below).
C. Apple Cider Vinegar
My dogs hate the taste of apple cider vinegar in their water, so I always end up having to give them the tablets (here’s what I used), crushed up in some food. Be sure there is plenty of fresh, clean water.
D. Keep his Genital area clean
This is a no-brainer, but you’ll want to keep his genital area clean so that the bacteria won’t reinfect his private area.
E. Treat UTI Using D-Mannose < — WHAT WORKED FOR US
All natural and completely safe, D-Mannose (see it here) will treat UTI in a manner similar to cranberry juice, only treats it 10-50 times more effectively. D-Mannose, when ingested, goes directly to the urinary system and coats the inside walls, preventing bacteria from sticking. The bacteria can then be flushed out with normal urination. Treat urinary tract infections with UTI Slip D-Mannose.
When bladder infections occur, the bacteria E-coli is found in the bladder and urinary tract – where it doesn’t belong. Furthermore, this bacteria has adhesion molecules (lectins) which allow it to cling to the lining of the urinary tract, making infections persistent. Some clinical experience suggests that supplemental D-mannose acts as a molecular “chaff” to which the bacteria bind instead of to the urinary tract lining.
Check out this video talking about D-Mannose:
Jakes Vet Visit
Jake made his veterinarian appointment however, by the time we got to her office he was no longer having ANY symptoms at all! I had her to run some test, just to be safe. When the lab work came back ($196 !!!) she said his lab work looked good and whatever I was doing for him, keep it up! Within three days this stuff had Jake feeling much better.
What is D-mannose? (geek terms)
- Monosaccharide of the aldohexose series of carbohydrates
- 2-epimer of glucose
- One of the eight essential glyconutrients a human body requires by synthesizing glucose
What is D-mannose? (laymen’s terms)
D-Mannose is a natural anti-inflammatory, it reduces inflammation quickly and, removes debris and sticky bacteria from the urinary tract and bladder, bringing your pet’s bladder back to a state of natural health.
Works quickly, even against antibiotic-resistant infections.
D-Mannose is not a drug.
It has no side effects, and it does not produce any harmful interactions with other medications. D-Mannose is safe for pregnant women, children, pets, and diabetics. Since the body does not readily metabolize D-Mannose, blood sugar regulation is not disrupted. It also does not affect normal body microflora, and it doesn’t cause yeast infections, a common occurrence after treatment with antibiotics. D-Mannose does not contribute to bacterial resistance.
- No additives
- No harmful chemical residues like synthetic brands
- No side effects
- No drug interactions
- Effective relief for bladder infections
- Fast acting (24-48 hrs.)
Stories From Users of D-Mannose (pet and human)
Struggling with E. coli for 1.5 years
I have been very pleased with D-Mannose, it has worked extremely well for me. I have been struggling with E. coli for 1.5 years now, even though I have always managed to control previous occasional cystitis attacks just by having loads of water at the first symptoms. Since I started taking D-Mannose (pretty regularly at a low dose and higher doses before and after sex) I haven’t had any cystitis problems at all !!! I will certainly continue using it.
My Cat Lilly
I just wanted to give you some feedback, as you requested on the telephone. My Cat Lilly, who is now 18 yeard old, has been suffering from e.coli in the bladder for over a year now, and it makes her prone to ‘accidents’ and she was obviously in quite a lot of discomfort. When I read your website, and after taking to John about it, I decided to try her on D-Mannose at a third of a teaspoon five times a day, in a little milk. The results are that she has brightened up a huge amount over the last few days, and her urine is now not nearly so smelly, so I think it is working very well on her. I am going to keep her on a maintenance dose for the rest of this month, and then I will try to stop the dosage and see what happens. Thank you again, and I am definitely going to tell my vet about this.
Struvite crystals in puppy’s urine
My purchase of D-Mannose was for Mozart, my 6-month-old puppy. Although we used it concurrently with antibiotics, the improvement started very soon after the first D-Mannose dose.
Looking back, Mozart must have been suffering from persistent cystitis since about September/October, but we didn’t realise until it became acute in November, when she was also diagnosed as having struvite crystals in her urine, exacerbated by the bacteria. The bacteria were diagnosed as e.coli in January, having failed to respond to 2 courses each, of two different antibiotics. (These appeared to work against the cultured bacteria in the test tube, but in practice they were either just subduing the infection – not killing it completely – or Mozart was being reinfected within a very short time of stopping the antibiotics). As soon as the bacteria were identified as e.coli, I did some Internet surfing. After finding your web and getting some helpful info from John, I bought some D-Mannose and started giving it to Mozart (with the consent of my vet) about 3 days after she started a third type of antibiotic.
Although the D-Mannose and antibiotic were given concurrently, I’m convinced that the D-Mannose helped. Both before diagnosis (prior to the acute spell) and with antibiotics, Mozart was asking to go out (approx) every 10-to-40 minutes. Within 3 days of finishing a course, the symptoms became acute again. However, I think it’s significant that within about 6 hours of starting the D-Mannose, Mozart was asking to go out much less frequently, and within a couple of days was only going out about once every 45 minutes to 2 hours. When we finished the antibiotic course, we continued with a D-Mannose maintenance dose of a quarter of a teaspoonful, and the improvement lasted (ie toileting stayed less frequent).
However, a fortnight later, a urine culture, although negative for bacteria, still showed struvite crystals and white blood cells (a sign of inflammation and/or low-grade infection with too few bacteria to culture). The vet advised another course of antibiotics, which we gave (again, concurrent with D-Mannose maintenance) for another 2 weeks, and the latest in-house analysis was negative for infection, crystals and white blood cells. At last! We are keeping Mozart on a D-Mannose maintenance dose for at least another couple of months, then we may wean her off and see what happens.
Reviews on Amazon:
I think the deciding factor for trying the Mercola D-Mannose was the raving reviews! Go on over to Amazon and read them for yourself!
This page is based on my own research and experience. I try to provide information that is accurate, but nothing we say here should be considered medical advice. This is for animal owners who have explored the medical options and are looking for another way forward. D-Mannose™ is a great, affordable and effective remedy. This is not to be considered medical advice. Please see your veterinarian for medical advice.
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